Once registered on the system, residential care providers enter information about their home.
The system includes a bed management tool which allows providers to list their current vacancies and manage bed occupancy.
People looking for residential care, either for themselves or a loved one, can search the directory using different criteria such as location, type of care provided etc. to find a provider that meets their needs.
If the bed management tool is used, Essex County Council and Health can search for vacancies and submit booking requests for vacant rooms directly through Essex Care Search.